This is old news for Green Bay, which is seeking a fifth straight division crown. The Packers are playing for the third consecutive season with the NFC North title on the line in the finale, having beaten Chicago two seasons ago and Detroit last season.
Week 17: Vikings (10-5) at Packers (10-5)
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"There's a reason we were moved to `Sunday Night Football,'" McCarthy says. "It's a game that's attractive. Winning the division is important, but getting into the playoffs is the ultimate. If you ever wanted a playoff-type game to prepare us for the playoffs, we're going to play one on Sunday night,"
As always, a key will be how the Packers handle Adrian Peterson, who is closing in on his third rushing title. Also a factor could be how the Vikings deal with the pressure of the moment.
"You can't let the game become too big," quarterback Teddy Bridgewater says. "We know that we're playing for a lot right now, but at the same point you just have to go out there and be ourselves. Don't have to do anything extra, don't have to put any 'S' on our chests, capes on our backs. We just have to do our job and do our job well."